Official Opening Ceremony in Kamikochi 2016

Official opening ceremony “Kaizansai” was held on Sunday Apl.27 in Kamikochi.
During the ceremony two events to pray for safety and play the alpenhorn which is traditional musical instrument of Switzerland took place at the foot of the Kappa Bridge.
Due to the fine weather on the day about 3,500 people visited here and enjoyed the fine view of snow and magnificent mountains.

Ceremony for new national holiday “Yama no Hi” to be held in Kamikochi and Matsumoto

We are honored and delighted to announce that Kamikochi and downtown Matsumoto have been chosen to host a special inaugural ceremony for a new national holiday named “Yama no Hi” (山の日 or “Mountain Day”).  The event will take place on Thursday, August 11th this year and is being touted as an opportunity for people to experience the mountains firsthand and enrich their knowledge of the history surrounding Japan’s alpine culture.

It ends the season in today

We thank that we have finished safely season now in mine Closing Festival. And we pray to the gods of mount Hotaka as greeted safely also next season.

A little step away from closure

It does not have ten days until the end of the season this year .Kamikochi Closing Festival is November 15.The 16 days is not possible admission .

At the end of autumn is approaching

Since cold day there were many this year,It is toward winter earlier than usual.However there full larch is that it is not still scattered ,Leaves are shining in orange is beautiful .It seems lined with carpet , it’s beautiful.

Autumn leaves have greeted in full bloom

This morning is the most low temperature in this autumn , it was -0.5 ℃.When coming from the kettle tunnel,Larch leaves have become autumn colors.Best time to see is becoming close .

Advisory: Silver Week 2015

Written by: William Habington

Date: September 13, 2015